If you need to raise money for your startup company, this course will help you identify, attract and get a termsheet from SmartMoney investors. Harvard Business School indicates that 75% of startup companies fail, and they all have one thing in common: they ran out of money. If you get the RIGHT investors, your chances of success go up significantly. In this course, we will show you how to attract financing from SmartMoney sources that will give you a significant advantage over the competition. SmartMoney investors can bring insider relationships and industry expertise to the table that will open doors to rapid growth opportunities that your competitors will not be able to reach.
Based on real world experience, this course covers angel investments, venture capital, private equity and strategic corporate investment opportunities along with crowdfunding, grant money, bank loans, venture debt and more.
The SmartMoney course compiles some of the best known wisdom for entrepreneurs about how to finance your startup company and position yourself for rapid growth and success.
SmartMoney Target Investor Worksheet
This module summarizes much of the learning in the SmartMoney Startup Course and if you have any questions you can email us at JD@FronisGroup.com.
Jeff Davids has been helping build, grow and monetize innovative startup companies funded by top tier venture capital firms since 1991. He has served on the management teams of eight venture capital backed startups and has advised, consulted and invested in many more, having completed well over $1 billion in venture capital, M&A and IPO transactions. Four of those companies successfully completed IPO or sale transactions and three others continue to grow towards successful shareholder exits.
Jeff earned his CPA at KPMG Peat Marwick and has had the pleasure of working with portfolio companies funded by top venture firms including Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, NEA, Mohr Davidow, Physic Ventures, Thomas McNerney & Partners, TA Associates and many others.
In his roles as Chief Executive Officer, Chief Financial Officer and Chief Operating Officer, he has developed deep industry expertise in the software, hardware, digital media, clean technology, healthcare and consumer sectors.
Jeff earned his Bachelors degree with University Honors from The Ohio State University, he earned his CPA Certification in California, and served four years of active duty in the United States Marine Corps.
Jeff has worked with many successful startups and clients both large and small including Royal Dutch Shell (RDSA), MGM Mirage (MGM), Websense (WBSN), Wireless Facilities (WFII), DH Technology (DHTK), Organic Online (OGNC), Accrue Software (ACRU), vMix Media, SGB and many others.